Warrior Games set for May 11-17 in Springs

The 2013 Warrior Games will be held in Colorado Springs May 11-17.

The week-long event is hosted by the United States Olympic Committee and finance and audit firm Deloitte and also supported by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, BP, USO, Fisher House Foundation and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans are expected to participate in 2013. They will comprise five U.S. teams representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations, as well as one international team from the U.K. Teams will compete in seven sports including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track & field and wheelchair basketball.

“We are proud to host the Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the Air Force Academy,” said Charlie Huebner, USOC chief of paralympics. ”Paralympic sport has a tremendously positive impact on individuals with physical disabilities, and the Warrior Games allows us to salute these fine young men and women who have served their countries honorably.”

Deloitte has sponsored the Warrior Games since the first event in 2010. The 2013 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony will be May 11 at the Olympic Training Center.  Find out more at USParalympics.org.